New research from the School of Oral and Dental Sciences, using ALSPAC data, revealed that teenagers who watched films with smoking in were more likely to smoke themselves.
The story was covered extensively in The Daily Mail, The Independent, The Telegraph, the BBC News website, the Press Association, the Times of India and debated on Nicky Campbell's programme 'Your Call' on BBC Radio 5 Live.
A project led by Dr Tristan Cogan, Research Fellow in the University’s School of Veterinary Sciences, and funded by BBSRC, the Food Standards Agency and Defra, was highlighed on BBC Radio 4's Farming Today. The project will look at the use of polyunsaturated fatty acids in the diet of chickens.
The programme is available to listen again on BBC iPlayer.
Actress Emilia Fox visited the Beerbohm-Tree Archive, part of the University of Bristol Theatre Collection, while investigating her family history in this week's edition of the BBC series Who Do You Think You Are?
Dr Matthew Watson and colleagues in the School of Earth Sciences feature in this week's episode of BBC Radio 4's The Tribes of Science which focuses on volcanologists. Transmission times: Tue 30 August 09:30, Sunday 4 September 14:45
Dr Esther Dermott, Senior Lecturer in the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies, was interviewed on Radio 4's Thinking Allowed on the topic of multi-generational families.
A new assessment by the University of Bristol Innocence Project (UoBIP) of the case of a man convicted for an armed robbery in Scotland 30 years ago has received national coverage.
William Beck was 20 when he was arrested for an armed robbery of a post van in Livingston, Scotland on 16 December 1981. Nearly three decades later, after serving six years of imprisonment for a conviction based exclusively on eyewitness identification, he continues to maintain his innocence.
The UoBIP has taken on Mr Beck’s case and has today submitted a response on his behalf following two rejections by the Scottish Criminal Case Review Commission — the independent public body set up to review alleged miscarriages of justice.
The story has been covered by the Press Association, Sunday Mail, BBC News Online, The Scotsman, Edinburgh Evening News and BBC Radio Scotland's Good Morning programme, Sunday Mail Scotland and Lawyer2B.
Neuroscientists have identified a natural protection mechanism in some of the brain’s nerve cells during the onset of stroke. The findings, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, could be used to develop treatments to protect other nerve cell types responsible for speech and movement.
An attempt to break the UK land speed record in an electric car hit the headlines. A team of postgraduate students from the University's Electrical Energy Management Group, led by Professor Phil Mellor, helped to ensure the electrics of the Bluebird car were up to speed.
Professor Rod Morgan, Emeritus Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Bristol Law School and former chair of the Youth Justice Board has been interviewed by Associated Press Radio, The Wall Street Journal in the US and El Pais newspaper in Spain, about his views on the sentencing of individuals with riot-related offences.
Dr Eldin Fahmy, Senior Lecturer in the School for Policy Studies and an expert in poverty, youth disadvantage and social exclusion in the UK, has commented to the Press Association and been interviewed by Jack FM, BBC Radio Bristol and BBC Points West [10 Aug] about the impact of the riots across the UK.
New research by the University’s Centre for Market and Public Organisation into the factors that shape the fertility decisions of teenagers, has received international coverage.
The study, which identified the impact of sibling influences on teenage fertility and found that within families, teen births tend to be contagious, was covered by the Daily Mail, The Daily Telegraph, the Guardian Online, The Times of India, BBC News Online, The Scotsman, French Tribune, the Bristol Evening Post, Children and Young People Now, Pulse, Star and Jack fm, Heart Radio in Bristol, Spin FM in Dublin, and other news websites in the US, Italy and New Zealand.
The research was led by Professor Carol Propper from the University’s Centre for Market and Public Organisation and colleagues from the University of Bergen and the Norwegian School of Economics.
Have you ever been approached by someone whose face you recognise but whose name you can’t remember? Neuroscientists from the University of Bristol's School of Physiology and Pharmacology have identified the reasons behind why we are, at times, unable to link a face to a name.
The research was covered by the Daily Mail, BBC News Online, BBC Radio Bristol, Jack FM, The Times of India, La Tercera in Chile, Melbourne Radio in Australia, Semana in Colombia, Radio Habana in Cuba, and online news websites in Peru and Yucatan.
Researchers from Bristol and Loughborough universities have examined the relationship children have with electronic viewing devices, such as TV, computer game time and internet use, and their habits of interacting with more than one at a time.
The study, led by Dr Russ Jago from the University of Bristol’s Centre for Exercise, Health and Nutrition in the School for Policy Studies, has been reported widely and been covered by The Telegraph, Daily Mail, The Guardian, The Mirror, Daily Express, BBC News Online, South West News Service, The Times of India, Heart FM, Jack FM, the Bristol Evening Post and news websites in the Netherlands, US, United Arab Emirates, Thailand and New Zealand.
A live webchat with Dr John Bradshaw, Visiting Fellow and Honorary Director of the Anthrozoology Institute in the School of Veterinary Sciences, will take place on The Guardian online this Friday [5 August] between 1 and 2 pm. Dr Bradshaw will be discussing his book ' In Defence of Dogs'.
Dr Emily Blackwell, Dogs Trust Lecturer in Canine Behaviour and Welfare, School of Veterinary Sciences, will be interviewed on BBC Points West this evening [Wednesday 3 August] about dog behaviour.
Professor George Davey Smith, scientific director of ALSPAC, will be interviewed by Ben Goldacre on 'Science from Cradle to Grave' on BBC Radio 4 at 11 am today [Tuesday 2 August, repeated at 9 pm on Thursday 4 August]. The programme, which looks at the importance of longitudinal studies to medical research is a trailer for a new Radio 4 series entitled Generations Apart, which starts Monday 8 August and features ALSPAC participants. Tune in or listen back on iPlayer http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b012wg2q.
New research which has found 70 per cent of eight-month-old babies consume too much salt, due to being fed salty and processed foods like yeast extract, gravy, baked beans and tinned spaghetti, was covered by The Independent, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, the Daily Mail, the Daily Mirror, The Scotsman, Globe and Mail, Indian Express and a number of other health websites. The research, based on almost 1,200 participants in the Children of the 90s study, was carried out by Dr Pauline Emmett and Vicky Cribb in the School of Social and Community Medicine.
Daniel Karlin, Winterstoke Professor of English Literature, and historian and political activist Tariq Ali will discuss Rudyard Kipling, a writer whose reputation has divided readers over the past hundred years, at a Proms Plus event at the Royal College of Music on 2 August. An edited version will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 during the interval of Prom 24.
Research by Dr Marc Holderied in the School of Biological Sciences which found that a rainforest vine has evolved dish-shaped leaves to attract the bats that pollinate it, was covered by BBC News, New Scientist, National Geographic, LiveScience, Discovery News, Die Zeit, Sueddeutsche, Der Spiegel, Die Welt, Stern, Focus, several local newspapers, The Naked Scientists and BBC Radio Bristol.
New research by the University of Bristol found that despite the health implications of childhood obesity, many GPs remain reluctant to discuss the topic with parents or to refer overweight children to weight reduction services. The research was covered by the Daily Mail, GP Newspaper, Bristol Evening Post, BBC Radio Bristol, Star and Jack Fm in Bristol, LBC Radio in London and Medical News Today online.
The research was carried out by Dr Jonathan Banks, Professor Julian Hamilton Shield, and Professor Deborah Sharp from the University of Bristol's School of Social and Community Medicine.
Dr John Bradshaw's book In defence of dogs has received extensive coverage including The Observer, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, New Scientist, Financial Times, Independent and The Sunday Times. Dr Bradshaw, Visiting Fellow and Honorary Director of the Anthrozoology Institute in the University's School of Veterinary Sciences, was also interviewed on a US radio station, NPR, about his book.
An extract from Dr John Bradshaw's forthcoming book In defence of dogs, that dogs who are left alone at home feel just as much isolation as children abandoned by their parents, has been reported in the media by The Daily Telegraph, Daily Express, Daily Mail and Sunday Times.
Professor Bruce Hood of the School of Experimental Psychology featured in an episode of BBC Radio 4's The Infinite Monkey Cage on 4 July.
Dr Jane Wright, a lecturer in the Department of English, was a guest on BBC Radio 4's In Our Time discussing Tennyson's poem In Memoriam, AHH with Melvyn Bragg.
Dr Julie Selwyn, Director of the Hadley Centre for Adoption and Foster Care Studies in the School for Policy Studies, is co-author of a major study, which reveals for the first time the number of children being brought up by a relative instead of their mother or father.
The research was covered by The Times, The Sun, BBC News Online, Community Care online, Nursery World, the Guardian, United Arab Emirates News, the Bristol Evening Post, the Daily Record and the Western Mail Cardiff. Dr Selwyn did interviews with BBC Radio 4’s The Today Programme, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Radio Bristol, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Sheffield, BBC Radio Aberdeen, BBC Radio Newcastle, BBC Radio Gloucester, Jack FM in Bristol and BBC Radio Scotland.
Dr Ioannis Ieropoulos at the Bristol Robotics Lab (BRL), a collaborative research partnership with the University of Bristol and UWE, has been interviewed by BBC Points West about EcoBot-II, which is one of the exhibits at the new M-Shed, the new Bristol Museum. The interview will be shown next week in the run up to the opening of the new museum on Friday 17 June.
EcoBot-II designed at BRL, which is based at UWE, uses Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs) that powers the robot by digesting dead flies or rotten fruit. Ecobot-II will be exhibited next to a Pegasus engine.
Research by Dr Steve Simpson in the School of Biological Sciences which found that ocean acidification could affect the hearing of baby clownfish, threatening their ability to detect and avoid predator-rich coral reefs, was covered by The Times, The Sun, The Independent, BBC News, the Herald Sun and websites around the world.
Over the next few months, teams of ecologists will be sampling plants, pollinators and their interactions within a 1km-square area of Bristol, Cardiff and Swindon as part of a £1.3m BBSRC-funded research project. Professor Jane Memmott was interviewed about the research on BBC Radio Bristol, Heart FM and BBC Radio Wiltshire; articles appeared in the Evening Post, Swindon Advertiser, Swindon Link, This is Wiltshire and The Woking Local.
Christine Barter, NSPCC Senior Research Fellow in the University’s School for Policy Studies, will feature on next week's BBC Radio 4’s ‘All in the Mind’ programme. Christine will be discussing her research about disadvantaged young people and partner violence to programme presenter Claudia Hammond.
The programme will be aired at 9pm on Tuesday 31 May and repeated at 4.30 pm on Wednesday 1 June 2011.
The UK's foremost Bob Dylan scholars met at a conference, The Seven Ages of Dylan, in the Department of English to mark the 70th birthday of this highly influential singer, composer, poet and performer. The conference was covered by The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph and Mexican national newspaper, Milenio.
A new research study by Dr Wendel Sebastian, Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering in the Queens School of Engineering about the use of advanced composite materials to build bridges was reported in The Engineer.
NERC-funded research by Professor Jon Blundy and colleagues in the School of Earth Sciences and Moscow State University, which could help to predict how dangerous a volcano is was reported in Planet Earth.
Mark Wickham-Jones, Professor of Political Science in the School of Sociology, Politics, and International Studies (SPAIS) was quoted in The Observer, Reuters and the Wall Street Journal about this Thurday's [May 5] Alternative Vote referendum and the local council and regional government elections.
Joe McGeehan, Professor of Communications Engineering in the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering talks to Jonty Bloom, Economics Correspondent on BBC Radio 4's The World Tonight about the University of Bristol's involvement in the technology industry (the feature on Bristol begins at 37:00 into the programme).
New research into giant tortoises on a small island in the Indian Ocean which provides the first empirical evidence that rewilding with taxon substitutes can work, was covered by the Daily Mail, The Times, BBC News, the THE, Scientific American, Live Science, Discovery News and a number of other science websites.
Research by Professor Marcus Munafò and colleagues from the UK Centre for Tobacco Studies (UKCTCS) which suggests that plain cigarette packaging could help prevent people taking up the habit was covered by the Evening Post, Jack FM and Heart FM.
Mark Beach, Professor of Radio Systems Engineering in the Centre for Communications Research, did a live interview on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire's Naked Scientists about research on multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) technology.
The Naked Scientist team are based at Cambridge University and the programme will also go out on Radio 5 Live as a podcast.
Professor James Ladyman's talk at the Philosophy Matters conference held in Bristol on 21 March was covered by the Times Higher.
News that Professor Iain Gilchrist and colleagues have been awarded £1.6million by the EPSRC for research into how humans make decisions was reported in the Campus round-up section of the Times Higher and the Evening Post.
Nicholas Charlton, a PhD student in the School of Biological Sciences, appears in a BBSRC video talking about his research into bee pollination.
Research by Dr Dheeraj Rai and colleagues which found that even relatively mild symptoms of psychological stress can lead to long-term disability was covered by the Bristol Evening Post, BBC Radio Bristol, Star FM, the Los Angeles Times, the Daily Mail, the Scotsman, French Tribune, the Press Association, The Times of India and a number of health websites around the world.
A new study by academics in the University's School of Biological Sciences Veterinary Parasitology & Ecology Group have found that the number of dogs infested with ticks was much higher than expected and a European tick species now exists in Great Britain.
The research was covered by: BBC Radio 4's Today programme, BBC News, The Independent, Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, Belfast Telegraph, the Evening Post, the Press Association, Metro, Marie Claire, BBC Radio 5 Live, Sky Radio and the Natural Environment Research Council Magazine, Planet Earth.
Dr Vernon Hewitt, Senior Lecturer in Politics in the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies was interviewed on BBC Radio Bristol's Breakfast programme today about the current situation in Libya and the broader international consequences of the no-fly zone.
Colin Taylor, Professor of Earthquake Engineering and Head of the Department of Civil Engineering in the Queen's School of Engineering, has been filming with ITV1 Tonight for a programme on the Japan earthquake and tsunami broadcast tonight at 7.30 pm. The programme can be viewed until Monday 11 April on ITV Player.
Ian Wei of the Department of Historical Studies will be appearing on Melvyn Bragg's In Our Time on Thursday 17 March to discuss 'The Medieval University' together with Professor Miri Rubin and Dr Peter Denley, both from Queen Mary, University of London. Ian co-leads the WUN 'Ideas and Universities' research theme, has just published an important new article in the journal Speculum, journal of the Medieval Academy of America, and has a book in press with Cambridge University Press.
The Scramble for China, a new book by Professor Robert Bickers of the Department of Historical Studies which tells the epic story of foreign impact on China from the early 19th century to the start of the First World War, has received a number of excellent reviews. The Sunday Times called it "compelling erudite and clear-sighted" and the Financial Times, a "fair and fascinating account". Research for the book was funded by the AHRC who were praised by Chris Patten in his FT review for supporting such excellent scholarship.
Colin Taylor, Professor of Earthquake Engineering and Head of the Department of Civil Engineering in the Queen's School of Engineering, George Helffrich, Professor of Seismology in the School of Earth Sciences and Dr Adam Crewe, Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering in the Department of Civil Engineering, have been speaking to the media since Friday about the Japan earthquake and tsunami.
Professor Taylor has done interviews with BBC World Service radio, BBC World Service TV, Al Jazeera TV, Sky News, BBC One Points West, BBC Radio Bristol, BBC One Breakfast, BBC News 24, BBC World News and The Guardian [newsblog at 11.36 am].
Professor Helffrich has done interviews with BBC Radio Bristol, BBC News 24, The Sunday Telegraph, Daily Mail, CJAD Radio in Montreal, Canada, BBC Newsnight and Star & Jack FM.
Dr Crewe did an interview on Radio 4's World tonight and BBC One Points West did filming in the laboratory of some table tests with students.
Dr Suby Bhattacharya, Senior Lecturer in Dynamics Engineering in the Department of Civil Engineering, who is in Tokyo, has done interviews with The Guardian, the Bristol Evening Post and Star & Jack FM.
Research by PhD student, Jo Edgar, which has gained, for the first time, new insight into the minds of domestic hens was covered by The Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, LiveScience.com, ITN, Adelaide Now, The Australian, Newstrack India, Metro, The Sun and Nature. Jo was also interviewed about the study on BBC Radio 4 Farming Today, BBC Radio 4 Today, BBC Radio Scotland Good Morning Scotland, BBC Radio Cardiff Drive, BBC Radio Bristol Drive, CBC Radio As It Happens in Canada, BBC Radio Newscastle and Korean radio station TBSeFM 1013.
Dr Pat Kehoe, Gestetner Senior Research Fellow in the University's School of Clinical Sciences, has been interviewed for a four-part special series for ITV the West Country Tonight on the ageing population in the west and the work of BRACE and the research being carried out by the University's Dementia Research Group. Dementia is seen as the biggest health and social care challenge of the century. The special series will be broadcast tonight [Monday 7 March] until Thursday 10 March at 6 pm on ITV1.
Professor Kathy Sykes, Professor of Sciences and Society, was interviewed by BBC Breakfast today following the announcement that the latest MoD files on UFOs will be released into the National Archives and will be free to access on its website for a month.
New research from ALSPAC, which shows that women who miscarry can experience depression for years, even if they go on to have a healthy baby, was covered by BBC News Online, The Daily Telegraph, The Press Association, The Western Mail, The Times of India and numerous online health websites.
A special supplement on Mass Extinctions, authored by Professor Mike Benton of the School of Earth Sciences, appeared in this week's edition of New Scientist.
Scientists from the University's School of Chemistry have rebuilt eroded tooth enamel with a hydrogel, which could help to fight the effects of acid erosion and alleviate sensitive teeth. Stephen Mann, Professor of Chemistry, is interviewed in this month's Chemistry World.